Realities of being operationally posted?

Hi all

I'm new to rum nation and also hope to be new to the RNR as I am about to start the balling rolling with joining the RNR - HMS Port Alfred.

I'm 38 and understand that I may be called to a posting in an operational zone and I am fully ok with that, or I wouldn'r be wanting to join.

My question is how likely is this in reality and does it only affect certain specialities?

Cheers
 
Windy

Welcome aboard shippers.

I'm in a similar position so can't answer your Q yet, but just wanted to welcome you to RR.

I've been here for about a month and it's great.

Good Luck :wink:

Windy
 
windygale said:
Windy

Welcome aboard shippers.

I'm in a similar position so can't answer your Q yet, but just wanted to welcome you to RR.

I've been here for about a month and it's great.

Good Luck :wink:

Windy

Hi windygale - looking forward to some good chat and like the nickname by the way!
 

PartTimer

War Hero
WindyMiller said:
I'm 38 and understand that I may be called to a posting in an operational zone and I am fully ok with that, or I wouldn'r be wanting to join.

My question is how likely is this in reality and does it only affect certain specialities?

Cheers

38 is not an old age in the RNR -you'll be about average!

Currently there is 'intelligent mobilisation', ie you are asked before you get mobilised. If there's a good reason why you can't go at that time, you won't go. This may change.

Some specialisations, and some rates/ranks, are more called on than others. Prior service experience may also have a abearing.

It'll be many years before you're considered anyway - min 2 years to get you through initial training, into your specialisation and trained up - more in many cases. By the time you come out of the end of that pipelione the mobilisation situation may be very different.
 
Hi rosinacarley

I'm not sure about all of the specialisations yet as I'm only going to the presentation on 6th Feb - and I'm still trying to get to grips with the abbreviations! MTO??

I'm not sure if I should chose something similar to my civvy job (computers - multimedia design) or to choose something entirely different?? The careere website only touches on the broad nature of the specialisations and I'm looking forward to some more in depth info.

Cheers

WM
 
I personally prefer to do something completely different to my day job. You will of course learn all the skills you need.

For an explanation of MTO - maritime trade ops, I can do no better than refer you to Dubaipusser's post

here
 
Welcome WM, to both RR and the RNR.

It has been said that if you do a decent stretch in the RNR these days that a brown envelope will arrive at some point, in the same way it does for our part time green brethen. How true this is, at this time, I am not sure.

The biggest fact in calling up the troops, as PT said, is the intelligent mobilisation. You will have a big say in when/if you go on a particular shout. If you want to spend some time on ops, there is usually a chance to do something. I know of a few guys in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan as I write.

If you want to get involved in the CIS spec (comms and info sys) talk to flagwagger on these forums, he is a top dude in this area.

I hope you know that the new boy has to get the beers in.

:D

M(R)
 
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